A lecture and reading with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane diPrima and John Giorno. The talks include Trungpa Rinpoche on Tibetan poetry, fundamental craziness, how to be a poet, and an exerpt of a Trungpa Rinpoche question and answer session. The readings include Trungpa Rinpoche's "Cynical Letter," Ginsberg's "Energy Vampire," Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," diPrima's "Ave," and Giorno's "Suicide Sutra." The...
First half of a Jim Carroll class on poetry and music. Carroll discusses the differences and similarities between lyrics and poems. Included are excerpts from Carroll's work, including his songs "American Express" and "Shapeshifter." Carroll also discusses his own process in writing lyrics and songs. (Continues on 86P004)
The second half of a Jim Carroll class on poetry and music. Carroll disusses jazz, blues, popular music, poetry and his own band. The first third of the tape includes questions and discussion about Allen Ginsberg. (Continued from 86P003)
First half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs as well as songs from Phil Ochs. He also discusses his collaboration with Doors musician Ray Manzerick, conversations with Lou Reed, and how he approaches the difference between writing lyrics, music, and poetry. (Continues on 86P006)
Second half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs and discusses his music, including a collaboration with Ray Manzerik of the Doors. The tape ends with a performance by the class. (Continued from 86P005)
A reading by Jim Carroll, includes musical perfomances with accompaniment by Steven Taylor, of the Fugs, at the Boulder Museum of Contempary Art (BMoCA). The performance includes Carroll's "Facts," "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain," "Train Surfing" and "People Who Died." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
byCarroll, Jim; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
Second third of a reading beginning with Eleni Sikelianos' "Little Pasha," "The Wild Beasts," "The Miners," "I Like the Way You Touched Me Last Night," "Psalm," "From my Shoe," "After that I went to work in a sugar factory," "The Emotional Stomach" and "The Blue Coat." Anne Waldman continues with the "I'm a woman and I have a job" joke and the levitating story, followed by a reading of...
Final third of a reading with Jim Carrol's "Genius is not a generous thing," "I want the Angel" and "A day at the races" from Forced Entries. The reading ends with an acknowledgment to all of the participants. (Continued from 95p069-070.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, political poetry, music and literature
Second half of a poetry reading with Jim Carroll and Anne Waldman. Waldman reads "Skin meat bones," "All hollow's eve" (with flute accompaniment), "Sisters," "A dialogue between a silicon child and a clematis flower" (with saxophone accompaniment), "Too bad trains," "The tundra and the waves," "You're like ice" (with drums and gourd accompaniment) and "Anarchy." (Continued from 86P085)
First half of a poetry reading with Jim Carroll and Anne Waldman. Carroll reads "A day at the races," "The poet and the vibrator," "The new ordeal," "With Van Gogh," "Homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins," "For Elizabeth," "Fallen heroes" "For my generation" and "A child growing up with the sun." Waldman reads "Coup de grace," "Out there," "Eyes in all heads to be looked out of,"...
First workshop of the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Anne Charters (biographer and Kerouac Scholar) tells how Kerouac's books have influenced her and a generation. She goes into detail about his style and the influence he had on her as well as her works. Her main focus is on Kerouac's book On The Road and how the book should be seen as one of the most important American novels. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class discussing and reading from Russian Futurists. Topics include Sergei Esenin's book Confessions of a Hooligan, Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in trousers," Mayakovsky's biography and prison story, rebellion's relationship to Punk, utopian heroic Communism, linguistic exploration, and Lenin and Trotsky on Russia's $150 million loan. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Author and editor Ann Charters joins Allen Ginsberg for a class focusing on the work and life of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Ginsberg and Charters discuss Mayakovsky's poetry, including "Lenin," "About this," "On the nature of love," "Sergei Yesinin," and "At the top of my voice," his play "The bedbug," his love affairs and his work for, and complicated relationship with, the Communist Party.
Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
The opening session of On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Allen Ginsberg, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and others make welcoming remarks and introduce films that were shown at the event. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
byChogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne
First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A reading of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry written in English, as well as his poetry written in Tibetan and translated into English by Trungpa Rinpoche with British and American friends. Trungpa Rinpoche introduces each poem and reads portions in the original Tibetan accompanied by David Rome reading the English texts.
First half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...
Andy Clausen gives lecture on Vladimir MAyakovski. He begins by giving some historical information about his life and the events occuring in the USSR at this time. He reads Myakovski's "And yet," sections of "The clouded trousers" and "Order Number 2" aloud. This tape ends with the beginning of "La Parisian" being read aloud. Related tape 80P133. This is class 1 of 2.
80p182 and 80p181 contain parts 1 and 2, respectively, of a reading given on 7/23/80 by Allen Ginsberg, Andy Clausen, and Philip Whalen. 80p181 contains additional material: a reading given by Anselm Hollo on 7/30/80. [Note: Hollo appears to be the final reader at another event, although it is not clear which tape contains the rest of this event. This is part 1 of 2.
A Steve Clay interview, Conversation on Craft. Andrew Wille interviews Steve Clay about being the publisher of Granary Books. They focus on the history, the process, the technology, and the use of collaboration.
Lecture by Andrei Codrescu focusing on writing and publishing, especially as it relates to his experience in Romania. He discusses publishing with a focus on small presses run by writers. The lecture follows Codrescu's personal history, moving to New York in the 1960s where he encountered the mimeograph as a printing press. The talk continues with the end of the mimeograph era and the beginning of the perfect bound printing methods of the 1980s and the electronic printing technology of the... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
An Andrei Codrescu lecture on surrealism and the suggestions of the unconsciousness. Codrescu discuses what surrealism is, automatic writing, William S. Burroughs, and cut-ups. Codrescu also reads from his book, The Disappearance of the Outside. The lecture concludes with a question and answer period. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A lecture bu Andrei Codrescu speaking about his experiences in Romania with National Public Radio during the Romanian revolution. Keywords: New American Poetry, New York School, society and literature, protest poetry
Jack Collom, Robert Creeley, and Carl Rakosi reading. Collom reads "Pawnee Pass," "Wild goose," "Dead birds," "Le specter de la rose," and others. Creeley reads "Flaubert's early prose," "The place," "Arroyo," "If I had my way," and others. Rakosi reads "The weightlifter," "The voice of the people," "The old codger's lament," "Ground breaking," "Ten meditations," and...
Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
Second half of a Surrealist poetry reading at Naropa Institute. Anselm Hollo reads "Don't drop the yule log on your foot" and other poems, and Jack Collom reads "From pandoric brain." (Continued from 88P019)
byCollom, Jack; Kyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter
Wide ranging panel discussion on topics of ecology, dharma, enviornmental protection, the language and stories of those realms, and their implications for new writing. Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, spirituality and literature, activism
byCollom, Jack; Mikolowski, Ken; Taylor, Steven; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
A reading by Ken Mikolowski, Steven Taylor, and Peter Lamborn Wilson with introductions by Jack Collum. Mikolowski reads several short poems. Taylor performs works including "Blow away ye northern wind", "Photographs", and "Histories." Wilson ends with a reading from "The Architectionality of psychogeographicism or the hieroglyphics of driftwork," an excerpt from the book The Assasins, and two selections of commentary by others.
byCollom, Jack; Mullen, Harryette; Thomas, Lorenzo
Second half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program reading, with Jack Collom, Harryette Mullen, and Lorenzo Thomas. Collom reads "Look at the pretty cows, Betty." Mullen reads poems from his book Sleeping with the Dictionary, and Thomas reads "The working days," "Art for nothing," and "Back in the day." (Continued from 00P085)
A class taught by Clark Coolidge at the Naropa Institute June 30, 1980. Coolidge spends the majority of the class "introducing" Shakespeare to his students. To illustrate he reads from Antony And Cleopatra and Timon Of Athens as well as from Melville's Moby Dick and Kerouac's Visions Of Cody. This is part 1 of 4.
A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Clark Coolidge at the Naropa Institute July 2, 1980. Coolidge finishes reading Timon Of Athens to the class culminating with Q & A session. This is part 4 of 4.
A Clark Coolidge lecture on Samuel Beckett, with particular focus on Beckett's prose. Much of the lecture is Coolidge performing a cut-up reading of Beckett's lesser-known, many unpublished, prose works. favorite ( 1 reviews )